Back Ham is a legendary shield in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Anshin. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Effects

Synthetic Vercuvian ham. Typhon DeLeon approved. – 40% projectile reflection, and 56% rear damage reduction.

Usage & Description

Back Ham is compared usefully to The Transformer, another common, legendary shield, providing equal projectile protection (albeit by reflection rather than absorption). Their differences govern usage: Back Ham decreases all damage from behind by 56%, while The Transformer is immune to, and recharged by, shock damage. In shock-rich environments, The Transformer is advantageous, while Back Ham is preferable more generally, especially where the rear is not secure, and more so if damaging non-projectile attacks are likely.


  • Back Ham reflects projectiles along their original trajectories as expanding cones of harmless, short-lived fragments. Opponents take no damage.


  • The name, flavor text, and effect reference Typhon DeLeon's audio logs, in which he repeatedly refers to a Vercuvian Ham strapped onto his back to protect himself.
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